Starbucks Reserve® Panama Paso Ancho
Elegant lemony and peppery flavors with delicate, floral-toned acidity.
Tasting Notes Lemony & Floral
Enjoy this with: A lemon tart and dreams of the sea.
Paso Ancho, a designated micro-region high on Panama’s Volcán Barú, is home to this fantastic coffee.
High on the south-facing slope of Panama’s Volcán Barú, a small section of picturesque hillside has been designated as a coffee micro-region called Paso Ancho. The limited harvest comes from award winning Carmen Estate and several neighboring farms. Low-yielding trees allow the cherries to ripen with an astonishing uniformity, while sunny days, frost-free nights and the rich, volcanic soil of Panama's highest peak, looming high above the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, provide the perfect enviroment for this coffee to develop its amazing character.
This Starbucks Reserve® coffee is available only at select times and stores, so be sure to enjoy it when you can.
At a Glance
Producer: Carmen Estates and neighboring farms
Elevation: 1,600 - 1,900 meters
Coffee Variety: Caturra, Catuai and Typica
Processing Method: Washed (wet)
Did You Know?
Just 40 miles wide at its narrowest point, Panama has coffee trees impacted by Atlantic and Pacific ocean climates. High on the south-facing slope of Panama’s Volcán Barú, a small section of picturesque hillside has been designated as a coffee micro-region called Paso Ancho. In Paso Ancho, excess humidity brought by either ocean is mitigated by dry winds that channel up from the plains towards Volcán Barú, Panama's highest peak and only volcano. From its summit, one can survey sweeping ocean views and look down upon spectacular cloud forests.
Of the thousands of coffees we encounter in our search for the best, only a precious few are deemed exceptional enough to become Starbucks Reserve® coffees, offered only for limited times at select stores.